[Beowulf] best linux distribution
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Mon Oct 8 16:05:47 PDT 2007
--- Tony Travis <ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk> wrote:
> We support VNC logins via SSH, and use lots of
> desktop applications. I
> realise this influences my view about what is the
> 'best' distribution,
> and why the package manager is so important. This is
> a small (92 node)
> cluster, not 'BIG' iron like many people on this
> list run! However, it's
> fairly typical of the sort of DIY cluster the
> discussion is about...
I use packages as much as I can and will spend the
time building RPMS is needed-because of all the
benefits it brings to the table. YUM is great. The
new versions of RHEL will now be using YUM as well.
I think how you manage and maintain your cluster
(whatever the size) determines if you go home at a
reasonable hour and get to stay home on weekends. And
it determines how much processing is performed-and
that after all is why we have our jobs.
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